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Testimonial: “If you want life with your teenager to be more harmonious and less troublesome..”

A testimonial from Louis G. Castonguay, Ph.D., Former President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

“If you have a teenager, you know one thing is certain: There will be conflict. You also know, intellectually, that there are always two sides to every problematic interaction. Emotionally, however, you know that you are right and it frustrates you that your child cannot see (or admit to) how logical and reasonable your position is. In exactly the same way, your child is certain he/she is in the right and terribly annoyed that you “don’t get it.”

Fortunately, Dr. Neal Hemmelstein provides a wonderful and accessible resource both you and your child can share and work together with in order to understand each other’s perspective and resolve conflicts: Parents’ Guide to Parenting Teenagers: Because I Said So!/ Teenagers’ Guide to the Teenage Years: What’s the Big Idea?!. Dr. Hemmelstein, an experienced, creative, and highly competent therapist, bases both of these books (actually two books in one!) on simple and insightful principles to guide your interactions with your children, as well as to guide your adolescent’s actions and decisions. These principles offer you the means to deal with a wide range of stressful and delicate parenting issues (e.g., the teenager’s bedroom, curfews, video games).

More to the point: If you want your household to run more smoothly and life with your teenager to be more harmonious and less troublesome, buy this book!”

Louis G. Castonguay, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Penn State University
Former President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research

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